Open Source

Open Source Ventilator initiatives and more.

About Open Source

March 22, 2020

Hello from Montreal, Canada!

In consideration of the major shortage of life-saving ventilators in North America this website was originally created on March 17, 2020, as an initiative to design and validate an open source ventilator that can be mass produced as fast as possible to help in fighting Covid-19.

Since then it became evident that other initiatives aiming to achieve the same goal were well established or emerging, and merit to be known by all those who find this site. I'm not seeking to add noise to this very important endeavour, thus I pivoted the vocation of this site to a resource by quickly compiling some links about various ventilator initiatives, and other relevant information that you might find helpful. If you would like to contribute in keeping the content of this site up to date, relevant, and accurate, or if you have suggestions to improve it please get in touch via the contact form.

Last but not least, the domain will gladly be donated if needed to centralize efforts in this fight. If you think your organization needs it please get in touch.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow.

PS: Elon, thanks for helping out!

Initiatives around the world

Last update July 13 6:46 a.m. EDT.

The list will be updated as needed. To submit new entries please use the contact form.

Open Source Ventilators

Emerging open source ventilator initiatives from around the world.

An analyzed list of projects to make emergency ventilators in response to COVID-19, focusing on free-libre open source.

Wikipedia: Open Source Ventilator

A review of open source ventilators for COVID-19 and future pandemics

Other Ventilator Projects

Emerging projects that are not currently announced as open source.

Relevant Links

Open Covid Pledge

A scientific consortium for data-driven study of N95 filtering facepiece respirator decontamination

Resources to Support Your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak

APSF/ASA Guidance on Purposing Anesthesia Machines as ICU Ventilators

SCCM Emergency Resources: COVID-19

Open Source Ventilator Projects: Status, Challenges, How You Can Help

Rescue Ventilation

Bauer Medical Face Shield: Open source plans

Help Crowdsource Repair Information for Hospital Equipment

Engineers For Doctors is gathering resources and building open-source tools and equipment to help Doctors survive and tackle coronavirus

3D Printing Unite For COVID-19

Helpful Engineering: an initiative to design, source and execute projects that can help people suffering from the COVID-19 crisis worldwide.

Help with Covid-19: projects & volunteers that want to help

Manufacturing and COVID-19: How you or your organisation could help

Covid-19 Open Source projects

Open Source COVID19 Medical Supplies

Open Ventilator Registry: a cloud-based national registry of ventilators and the hospitals that need them most

Cronei Foundation

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